Management Team


Barrett Bready, M.D., Founder and CEO

Barrett Bready, was founder of Nabsys and CEO from 2005 until 2014 and then again starting in October, 2015. He grew Nabsys from a single employee to 50 and raised $50 million in venture financing to support the company’s growth. Dr. Bready is an adjunct professor at Brown University where he teaches Biotechnology Management, a course on the business of biotechnology. He serves as a commissioner of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, a large land redevelopment project in downtown Providence with a focus on life sciences and other high technology sectors. He has received numerous awards including, in 2011, Rhode Island Innovator of the Year from Providence Business News. Dr. Bready received an M.D. and an Sc.B. in physics from Brown University, both as part of Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME).


John Oliver, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer

John Oliver joined Nabsys in March of 2007 as Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to joining Nabsys, Dr. Oliver was Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at GeneSpectrum, a biotechnology company developing patterned probes for application to sequencing by hybridization. Prior to his work at GeneSpectrum, Dr. Oliver was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University and his B.S. in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College.


Steve Nurnberg, Executive Vice President of Product Development

Steve Nurnberg is a 35-year veteran of life science instrumentation and consumables. He has held technical and senior management positions in startups to public companies including Corning Medical, Waters, Millipore, PerSeptive Biosystems, Perkin Elmer, Applied Biosystems and IDEX Health & Science. Mr. Nurnberg has an extensive track record of innovation and commercialization of products that have changed the way scientists and engineers solve problems, most recently using micro and nanofluidics. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.


Mike Kaiser, Vice President of Software & Informatics

Michael Kaiser has held technical and management positions, in life science companies, for 30 years.  He is a strong technical leader with a proven track record of developing and applying the technologies necessary for creating “ground- breaking” products, opening new markets and providing sustaining revenue.   His hardware and software IP have been key components in novel instrumentation developed by Affymetrix and Covaris.  Mr. Kaiser has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.